Monday, November 22, 2010

radio is a sound salvation

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for something that--and this amazes me--didn't exist in my life until about 15 years ago. That thing is the internet.

Of course, I'm thankful that the internet allows me to make a living doing something I really love. But at the moment, I'm particularly thankful that it has rejuvenated my love of music. A month or so ago, a fellow Twitterer mentioned that BBC Radio 6 had a radio program hosted by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker--Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service. (It's awesome. You should tune in, whether you're a Pulp/Jarvis fan or not.) I have been listening to the various BBC Radio 6 deejays every day since. They play great music. An amazing mix of indie, punk, and classics such as you will never ever hear on the suckfest that is American radio. (With the exception of the few excellent independent and college radio stations out there. But WFMU--I stopped trying to listen. Your media player never worked on my computer.) So I'm now a daily listener of Gideon Coe, Steve LaMacq, and Marc Riley, all of whom are making my ears very happy.

And it's this musical satisfaction that has infiltrated my latest shop preview. After song titles popped into my head for two or three of the items here, I figured I'd challenge myself to naming everything in it after a song. They're not all good songs, or songs I even like, and I doubt everyone will know all the songs I'm referencing.

But it was still fun. Enjoy!

Green Eyes velvet wiggle dress set with scallop edge top.

1950s Ice, Ice, Baby blue cashmere sweater, by St. Andrews.

Sound Off! 1960s ecru mod military dress.

Leopard and the Lamb wool coat, by Penguin.

The Lady is a Tramp. 1940s black taffeta party dress, by R&K Original.

Slit Skirts. Fringe-edged wool check skirt, by Korday.

Mod salmon pink English Rose scooter dress.

Crawl Babies fair isle cardigan.

Ready Steady Go! Red wool plaid dress, Prestige by David Presson.

Dear Prudence paisley print blouse, by Dearborn.

Dirty Old Town. 1960s Celtic print dress with ruffled collars and cuffs.

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground. Rococo autumn sweater, by Sportempo.

My Blue Heaven satin party dress, by Miss Brooks.

A Good Year for the Roses. 1950s romantic blue and purple silk skirt.

1960s Green, Green Grass of Home dress, by Lampl.

A Natural Woman. 1970s Jeanne-Marc bohemian floral blouse.

You Trip Me Up. 1960s black velvet Bobbie Brooks jumper with embroidered pockets and neckline.

Undone--The Sweater Song. Bohemian striped bateau neck sweater with cuffs.

The Real Me. Blue and white mod dress with grosgrain bow at neck.

Straight to You. Black tiered taffeta skirt.

1940s Take the A Train dress with white passementerie trim.

1970s Lady Stardust rust suede and shearling coat.

1960s This Here Giraffe print dress.

Scarlet Billows (i.e. Mack the Knife) sharkskin blouse, by Lady Sutton.

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart. Wool coat with mink collar.

Stop Your Sobbing. 1981 Pretenders US tour t-shirt.

1960s Another Brick in the Wall dress.

I'm Turning Japanese. 1970s Vera Neumann dragonflies and cherry blossoms blouse.

Daisy, Daisy, Give Me Your Answer, Do. 1960s floral cardigan, by Kerrybrooke.

Navy wool plaid North Country Girl skirt suit, by McMullen.



  1. you're awesome, and I can't agree more about getting exposed to new music through the WWW.
    I had a week where I was trying to name all of my items after either a Billy Joel or Fleetwood Mac song. :) Love it, love it, LOVE IT!

  2. Holy crap that Mod Military jacket and 1970s Jeanne-Marc bohemian floral blouse made shutter a little bit. I NEED both in my life.

  3. SIIIIGGHHHHHH. Yeah, there are at least FIVE THINGS that I want here Karen. Dang it!


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